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April 30th

Jazz Fest

Fair Grounds, all day

Final day of weekend one



Bayou Beer Garden, 9AM

The most important meal of the year


Movie Screening: The Invisible Man

Prytania Theatre, 10AM

1933 sci-fi horror classic



Saenger Theatre, 3PM

YouTube superstar comes to town


Sunday Musical Meditation

Marigny Opera House, 5PM

Feat. guitarist and composer David Sigler


One Tease to Rule Them All

Eiffel Society, 7PM

Lord of the Rings burlesque


Joe Krown Trio

Maple Leaf Bar, 7PM

Feat. Walter "Wolfman" Washington and Russell Batiste, plus a crawfish boil


Blato Zlato

Bar Redux, 9PM

NOLA-based Balkan band


What is a Motico? 

Zeitgeist Arts Center, 9PM

Helen Gillet presents Belgian avant garde films

Today in NOLA 4.21.17

Today, both the New Orleans Poetry Festival and the 20th annual French Film Festival kick off their programming. NOMA hosts an outdoor screening of Baz Luhrmann’s “Moulin Rouge," while Glen David Andrews leads a crowd through a tribute to Prince on the one year anniversary of his death. Count yer dubloons and make your way over to Castillo Blanco for a night of pirate burlesque. The Ogden teams up with the Shops at Canal Place for a fashion-conscious benefit for the museum. On this day in 1970, the first annual Jazz Fest began at Armstrong Park. Performers included Mahalia Jackson, as well as the Preservation Hall Jazz Band. Now, more to do this Friday.


Sippin' in Seersucker (The Shops at Canal Place, 6PM)

Benefitting the Ogden Museum, Sippin’ in Seersucker will see local food vendors, bars, and local musicians take over the Shops at Canal Place. Attendees are encouraged to wear seersucker to celebrate Southern art, entertainment, food, and fashion. Performances on the lineup include Little Freddie King and Aurora Nealand & The Royal Roses. 


Movie Screening: Moulin Rouge (NOMA, 7:30PM)

Bask in the NOMA’s Sculpture Garden for a screening under the stars of Baz Luhrmann's lavish musical. Before the screening, Trixie Minx and Fleur de Tease will lead a can-can dance demonstration for guests to join in. Music by Greg Schatz and the Friggin’ Geniuses will kick off the event. 


YAAARRR-lesque (Castillo Blanco, 8PM)

Aye mateys! The Society of Sin Burlesque & Variety and the NOLA Krewe of Rogue Pirates invite all to walk the plank and traverse to Castillo Blanco for a pirate burlesque adventure. Mistress of Ceremonies Xena Zeit-Geist will host themed stripteases performed by Lune Noirr, Loretta Dean, Expecta Patrone, Danger Rockwell, Chère Noble, and Angie Z. Come dressed in your seaworthy finery. 


A Tribute to Prince (The Jazz Playhouse, 8PM)

On the one year anniversary of his death, celebrate the life and legacy of Prince. Glen David Andrews and his band will be joined by Prince tribute guitarist Dan Cardillo and the Hyperphlyy cousins to sing odes to the pop icon. The Jazz Playhouse bar team offer a tribute cocktail, the Raspberry Beret. No cover charge to attend.  

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